Alok Dash, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Alok Dash, MD, is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dr. Dash is board-certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery and General Surgery. He completed his undergraduate studies with a BS in Biology at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He earned his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. After medical school, he engaged in a 2 year clinical research fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at VCU. He then completed both his General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery Residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He received advanced training in aortic surgery and adult cardiac surgery at the Cleveland Clinic before becoming a staff cardiac surgeon. His clinical interests include: aortic diseases, including aneurysms and dissections; valve disease; and medical education.
- American Board of Surgery (Surgery)
- American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery)
Education and Training
- Fellowship 2018, Aortic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
- Fellowship 2017, Adult Cardiac Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
- Residency 2016, Thoracic Surgery Residency, Penn State University
- Residency 2014, General Surgery, Penn State University
- Clinical Fellowship 2009, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University
- MD 2006, Virginia Commonwealth University
- BS 2002, Biology, The College of William & Mary
- Heart Valve Diseases
- Coronary Arteriosclerosis
- Aortic Surgery
Dash A., Brinster D. Open heart surgery for removal of polymethylmethacrylate after percutaneous vertebroplasty Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2011;91(1):276-278. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.06.106.
Brinster D., Grizzard J., Dash A. Lupus aortitis leading to aneurysmal dilatation in the aortic root and ascending aorta Heart Surgery Forum. 2009;12(2) doi: 10.1532/HSF98.20081123.